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Our Auxiliary Boards

Auxiliary Boards

Each of Northwestern Settlement’s Auxiliary Boards provide financial and hands-on support to the Settlement. Most of the Boards focus their work on specific Settlement programs, while also providing a stronger connection to the community the Settlement serves. Much like the variety of programs offered by the Settlement, there is a variety of Boards and activities to get involved in. Read about each board below to learn more, or contact our Development and Communications Coordinator, Allison Marino, at amarino@nush.org for more information about getting involved.

Evanston Woman’s Board

Founded in 1909
President: Margaret Guira

The Evanston Woman’s Board was Northwestern Settlement’s first board, formed in 1909. Since then, the Evanston Woman’s Board has raised significant funds for the Settlement through an annual Dollar Letter appeal and supports the Settlement through its endowment.

The Evanston Woman’s Board volunteers and contributes frequently to capital projects that maintain the historic, Chicago landmark Settlement House building.

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Winnetka Board

Founded in 1923
President: Diane Welnhofer 

Since 1923, the Winnetka Board has provided financial and hands-on support to Northwestern Settlement in a variety of ways. Their Annual Fundraiser, Style Under the Stars, is an elegant style and fashion show that attracts hundreds of North Shore women every fall. Each May, the Summer Edition focuses on the delightful boutiques of Hubbard Woods.

There are many ways for members to get involved at the Settlement, but especially important to the Board is volunteering at Rowe Elementary School.

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North Shore Board

Founded in 1936
President: Melissa Corley

The North Shore Board of Northwestern Settlement was founded in 1936 to raise funds to maintain The House In The Wood camp in Delavan, WI. The all-volunteer board hosts the annual House In The Wood Gala, and all proceeds directly benefit inner-city children attending our summer camp and outdoor education programs.

Throughout the year, the board volunteers at the camp and Settlement House including organizing Sunday Funday events during summer camp, and St. Patrick’s Day bingo with the Golden Agers, the Mother’s Day Gift Room for preschool and the Rowe Elementary after-school program scholars, serving Thanksgiving Dinner to Settlement neighbors, packing holiday dinner baskets and granting Adopt-A-Family wishes during the holidays.

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Adventure Stage Auxiliary Board

Founded in 2014
President: John Conneely

The Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) Auxiliary Board is charged with strengthening the long term viability of ASC. Two areas of focus include audience development and fundraising. Each year the Auxiliary Board does a matching grant campaign in the spring and hosts a fundraising event in the winter.

We are currently recruiting new members.

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